I participated in the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group General Assembly on October 27th and 28th. This assembly brought together academic and institutional components around training projects against cybercrime, where I had the opportunity to present the progress of C1b3rWall Academy, our cybersecurity training program.

Following the election at the General Assembly, European Cybercrime Training Education Group, I can say that the BISITE Research Group, and with it the University of Salamanca, has been admitted as a full member of this initiative, seeking to continue promoting programs and training activities in digital security and cyberintelligence. Furthermore, this collaboration is going to respond to the need and demand for technology specialists capable of planning and implementing innovative projects.

ECTEG is an initiative whose main objective is to provide expertise and knowledge through the development and delivery of a robust and lasting training program, that will help increase each country’s capacity to combat cybercrime

It will undoubtedly have an impact on the continuous improvement of cybersecurity training, as international participation will not only harmonize training across international borders, but also share knowledge, experience and training solutions. Togetherness in training represents commitment and momentum in improving the quality of learning. ECTEG coordinated https://c1b3rwallacademy.usal.es/ in the 2020-21 edition and we have taken over. The University of Salamanca coordinates this training project together with the National Police in the 2021-22 academic year. The training consists of 20 modules, there will be more than 400 speakers delivering lectures and it is estimated that more than half a million of students will take part in it.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.